Helio G96 vs Helio G90T

We compared two 8-core processors: MediaTek Helio G96 (with Mali G57 MC2 graphics) and Helio G90T (Mali-G76 MC4). Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.


General comparison of performance, power consumption, and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of MediaTek Helio G96
  • Announced 1-year and 11-months later
  • Higher GPU frequency (~19%)
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Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 96288 94619
GPU 81608 87576
Memory 61602 62696
UX 93725 85595
Total score 334262 332956

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Helio G96 +9%
Multi-Core Score
Helio G96 +15%
Image compression - 94.5 Mpixels/s
Face detection - 13.8 images/s
Speech recognition - 31.1 words/s
Machine learning - 25.6 images/s
Camera shooting - 13.1 images/s
HTML 5 - 1.89 Mnodes/s
SQLite - 494.9 Krows/s


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Helio G90T +20%
Stability 99% 87%
Graphics test 6 FPS 7 FPS
Score 1099 1318


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 72 FPS
52 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 42 FPS
41 FPS
Fortnite 26 FPS
29 FPS
Shadowgun Legends 58 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 66 FPS
46 FPS
Genshin Impact 23 FPS
27 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 51 FPS
55 FPS
Device Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro
1080 x 2400
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
1080 x 2340
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.


Full list of technical specifications of Helio G96 and Helio G90T


Architecture 2x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2050 MHz 2050 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
Process 12 nanometers 12 nanometers
TDP - 5 W


GPU name Mali G57 MC2 Mali-G76 MC4
Architecture Valhall Bifrost
GPU frequency 950 MHz 800 MHz
Execution units 2 4
Shading units 32 64
FLOPS - 184 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 17.1 Gbit/s -
Max size 10 GB 10 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Yes
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.2 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 108MP, 2x 16MP 1x 64MP, 2x 24MP
Video capture 2K at 30FPS, 1K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 2K at 30FPS, 1080p at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


4G support LTE Cat. 13 LTE Cat. 12
5G support No No
Download speed - Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed - Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.2 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo


Announced June 2021 July 2019
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number MT6781 MT6785V/CC
Official page MediaTek Helio G96 official site MediaTek Helio G90T official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
912 (35.2%)
1676 (64.8%)
Total votes: 2588


Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G90T and Helio G96, or ask any questions
Vaaluhaari 20 July 2022 17:52
Both Socs have their own weaknesses and advantages. But all advantages of g96 (bt 5.2, LTE Cat 13 etc.) is because it's a new chipset. G90t is the more premium one. (4K video, better Graphics, etc.)
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Dkj 10 July 2022 20:28
I'm using note 8 pro writing this, and to be really honest I was very skeptical about this phone when I bought it, I took the risk of having a good-performing phone that would last me years or just fumble be the next 6 months, now almost 4 years using it I must say this phone is still excellent. To me, g96 is reasonable no doubt, but g90t outclassed it in a lot of ways. First of all, it's older but g96 barely surpassed in terms of overall performance it's very similar so new doesn't mean it's better it's just new when the stat is around the same. I have used both g96 and g90t and the latter is way ahead of its time, they didn't lie when they said they improved it and people slept on it.
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G96 31 December 2021 07:04
G96 is better after it gets optimized g90t is an old chipset and g96 is new.
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Zzz 11 February 2022 15:05
Mali g76 MC 4 left the group
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Lad 08 March 2022 02:32
Excuse me, just because it's newer doesn't mean it's better.
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Awe 24 June 2022 02:25
Lad, True like SD888-Gen1 they are powerful in Test but in Real Life usage it's a Waste of Money. SD845-870 is still good.
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Riku 29 November 2021 18:33
Maybe g90t because this processer gives you an extreme frame rate while you playing PUBG without the gfx tool.
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Dave 02 November 2021 16:37
G90t has better GPU and its optimized processor
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Technical Summit 02 October 2021 21:01
G90T is far good then g96 bcz it has hyper boost engine technology and just little 0.5% difference both are same in every aspect.. My priority is G90T, it will be best as per above voting also..
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DAVID 27 September 2021 09:21
G96 batter than g90t no doubt
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